March 12, 1945 - April 9, 2021
C. R. Buchanan Sr. was born on March 12, 1945 in Okolana, Mississippi to Ruby and Richard Buchanan. C.R. was well known as “Big Nig”. He grew up with 11 brothers and sisters. C. R. received his formal education in Mississippi and attended Fannie Carter High School. Big Nig later moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1965. In 1967, he met Paulette Boyd. On April 24, 1969, C.R. and Paulette were married, that union was blessed with six children. Big Nig loved all his family. C. R. was very, very crafty with his hands and also had a passion for repairing cars. He worked for Au Bon Pain for several years, where he was loved by his coworkers and the customers. On April 9, 2021, C. R. Buchanan fell asleep in death. He was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings Meldora, Charles, Thomas, Thelma, Shirley, Robert and Johnny. He leaves to cherish his loving memories, his wife Paulette; children Rebecca Buchanan, C. R. Buchanan Jr., Jason (Ammie) Buchanan, Pauletta (Randy) Buchanan Watkins, Sheldon Buchanan, Valorie Buchanan (Daryl Young); four siblings Cloeteria Ware, Andrew (Helen) Buchanan, Teen (Mildred) Buchanan, and Richard (Georgia) Buchanan; two sisters-in-law Diana (Dion) Debrue and Marion (Arthur) Mitchell; brother-in-law Eric (Audrey) Boyd; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
C. R. Buchanan Sr. was born on March 12, 1945 in Okolana, Mississippi to Ruby and Richard Buchanan. C.R. was well known as “Big Nig”. He grew up with 11 brothers and sisters. C. R. received his formal education in Mississippi... View Obituary & Service Information
Obituary & Service
C. R. Buchanan Sr. was born on March 12, 1945 in Okolana, Mississippi...View More
Flowers & Gifts
Send flowers to the Buchanan family.Send Flowers